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Preach, Katharine Hepburn! Preach. Like the film's title today is indeed actually a holiday -- today is the day we celebrate the fact that George Cukor's 1938 masterpiece hits the Criterion Collection! I told you this was happening back in October when it was first announced and here, it has happened, just like I said. That's show you to doubt my ass. I watched the blu-ray on New Years Eve -- I watch this movie basically every New Years Eve but not on blu-ray until now, making 2020 seem immediately bright -- along with nearly all of its special features, which are listed down at the bottom of this post and which are a total treat.
the 1930 version of the movie that stars Robert Ames, Ann Harding and Mary Astor, since I'm saving that for a rainy day -- have any of you seen that one? Anyway as great as Hepburn and Cary Grant are in the movie -- and Holiday contains probably my favorite performances from the both of them -- the MVP of the movie always ends up being Lew Ayres as Linda's sad drunk brother Ned...
... his last moments in the film, where he refuses to go with Linda to the boat to escape the stuffy and stifling house of extreme wealth and privilege (oh just go with it, it was the 1930s), leave my heart a shattered mess on the floor every damn time. Oh Neddy! (I love Lew Ayres so much.) Anyway please do hit the jump for all of those extra features, old chum...
* Holiday (1930), a previous adaptation of Philip Barry's play, directed by Edward H. Griffith
* New conversation between filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger and film critic Michael Sragow
* Audio excerpts from an American Film Institute oral history with director George Cukor, recorded in 1970 and '71
* Costume gallery
* PLUS: An essay by critic Dana Stevens